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110 metres Hurdles, Men

Date 3 September 1904
LocationFrancis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Participants6 from 2 countries

America’s top hurdler was Edwin Clapp, IC4A champion in both 1903 and 1904, who entered but did not appear. This left the favorites role to Thad Shideler who in June had equaled Al Kraenzlein’s world record of 15.0, only to see it not stand up because only two watches registered a time. Fred Schule won the first heat, and Frank Castleman nipped Shideler in the 2nd heat. This gave the final the last two AAU champions (Schule - 1903 and Castleman - 1904) in addition to Shideler. In the final, Castleman was never a factor, as Schule and Shideler fought it out, the former winning by about a two yards.

1169Fred SchuleUSA16.2 (1 h1)16.0 (1)Gold
2116Thad ShidelerUSA– (2 h2)16.3 (2)Silver
3118Lesley AshburnerUSA– (2 h1)16.4 (3)Bronze
4142Frank CastlemanUSA16.2 (1 h2)– (4)
3 h1 r1/2157Ward McLanahanUSA– (3 h1)
4 h1 r1/221Corrie GardnerAUS16.4est (4 h1)
DNS22Leslie McPhersonAUS– (DNS h2)
DNS16C. R. VincentUSA
DNS166Edwin ClappUSA
DNS159Louis MertzUSA
DNS35Lester BaileyUSA
DNS163Sam JonesUSA

Round One (3 September 1904)

Top two in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

1169Fred SchuleUSA16.2Q
2118Lesley AshburnerUSAQ
3157Ward McLanahanUSA
421Corrie GardnerAUS16.4est1

Heat Two

1142Frank CastlemanUSA16.2Q
2116Thad ShidelerUSAQ
DNS22Leslie McPhersonAUS

Final (3 September 1904)

1169Fred SchuleUSA16.0
2116Thad ShidelerUSA16.3
3118Lesley AshburnerUSA16.4
4142Frank CastlemanUSA